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Watch live! A new twist to the rising damp story Print E-mail

A remarkable online experiment is offering a valuable insight into damp in old buildings – and an effective treatment for the problem.

Rising damp specialists Aquapol are in the process of monitoring the effectiveness of their system in a real building, in real time. With the co-operation of the owners of the building – a 200-year-old stone house in the British countryside – Aquapol have installed four sets of micro-sensors into the walls at a depth of 200mm. The sensors detect relative humidity, temperature and magnetic field.

The outdoor conditions are also being monitored. The readings began in July, before the Aquapol system was introduced, and continue to date.

Visitors to Aquapol’s website can view the data being transmitted by the monitors in real time, as well as tracing the historical data. Also on the ‘mini-site’ can be found the full story of the project, together with technical data and commentary on significant points of the experiment.

CLICK HERE to see this intriguing story unfold as it happens.

 
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